Some members of the National Guard took a knee after protesters with actress Keke Palmer called for them to do so in Los Angeles.
While the soldiers from the 18th Cavalry refused to march alongside protesters, some agreed to kneel.
“We are here to protect some of these businesses,” a U.S. Army National Guard captain told Keke.
Keke responded with, “okay, okay,” in a snarky tone during the incident on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
Another protester chimed in, “can you do something for me?”
“Take a kneel, take a kneel!”
After some reluctance, the Army captain, likely the commanding officer on the scene took a knee before the women.
An Army lieutenant -to the left of the the captain- can be seen hesitating but offers a quick knee before maintaining his situation awareness.
However, Keke was not satisfied by them kneeling beneath her, in what was assumed to be an act of solidarity in support of George Floyd.
“Ain’t enough for me, ain’t enough for me,” Keke says in response to their act.
She continued: “March with us. March beside us. Get your people. March beside us. Let the revolution be televised. March beside us and show us that you’re here for us. Let’s just do it. We start marching and you march with us. Make history with us, please.”
One soldier offered to walk with the group across an intersection, but reminded her they needed to remain at their post.
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